We haven’t been anywhere for a while so we were sooooo glad to get away to Kraków for a long weekend! We left from East Midlands for the first time which is a good little airport and not too far from us!
We arrived in Kraków about 2pm on the Thursday and got the train from the airport into the city centre. We had booked an apartment so headed straight there to drop off our bags.
The apartment we had was amazing and I would fully recommend them to anyone looking to book! The bathroom we had was so modern and stunning we spent far too much time chilling in the bath because it was so pretty!
After we dumped our stuff we headed towards the main square to explore! We walked round the centre and had a look at places for dinner and stopped off for a beer along the way. We went to Moo Moo steak house for dinner and both had a lovely steak and chilled out for a bit before heading home for the night.
Next morning we got up for breakfast and visited the Urban Garden bar and cafe. They had so many pretty looking breakfast items so we munched our way through some croissants and eggs.
After some brekky we headed out on a walk to the castle to explore that area of the city. The castle was beautiful and well worth the walk even if it was absolutely and utterly freezing. I mean thermals weren’t even cutting it!
We had a wonder round the river area and stopped off for a few beers along the way to make the most of the amazing prices and to take in some of the atmosphere in the square.
We went to a lovely sushi bar for dinner which I stupidly can’t remember the name of but we got some lovely pieces of sushi there and it was presented so nicely!
Our last day was the Saturday which we spent at the mall next to the train station browsing through the shops that were there. I noticed there was a Sephora so naturally I ran in to get some things but they weren’t any cheaper than the UK so I didn’t even buy anything!
All in all we had a really good weekend it’s just unfortunate how freezing it was!
This was the first island we visited from split and got on the ferry at 7:30am so we arrived there super early. We jumped into the supermarket at the pier and grabbed some water and snacks for the day.
As it was so early we thought we would top off and have some coffee in a cute little bar on the edge of the sea. It was lovely and we sat for quite a while just enjoying the view. We ended up popping back in the afternoon for a cocktail as well!
We saw an amazing beach from the ferry which turned out to be Bol so we walked along the path to find that. It was only about a 20 minute walk from the ferry port snd the walk was so beautiful. You could see the sea along the whole path and there were some amazing viewpoints along the way, as you can see from below.
When we got there the beach was empty so we got our choice if where to sit. None of the stalls were open at this point so we went for a swim and sat and sunbathed for a while. The stalls began to open and there was an amazing fruit stall which we got beautiful fresh fruit from which was so refreshing whilst sunbathing.
The beach was rocky so I think it would have been easier to get in and out of the sea if we had bought rock shoes which were on sale everywhere and now we know why! The water was beautiful here and throughout the day lots of yachts docked at the beach as well.
We came back to the town to get some lunch which was mediocre but had a lovely view so we weren’t complaining too much!
We had to head back for the ferry so we stopped off and had some coffee at the pier where the ferry would come in and ended up having so much coffee because it’s just so nice in Croatia! Where is it not nice though?!
There were a few resorts on the island that we saw and we would definitely have went back to Bol and elsewhere on Brač if we had been staying longer so I would definitely recommend it. It was a bit more expensive than split but we had expected that with it being an island.
Okay so we booked ten nights in Croatia and tried to cram as much as possible into them. Our main apartment was in split as it was so easy to get to everywhere we wanted to visit from split as it had a very central ferry port.
When we arrived it was around 9 at night so we went for a walk around town and went back for an early night so we could wake up and explore the following day.
We stayed in an apartment in the town centre which was amazing! It had a lovely roof terrace which you could watch the sun go down from and look out onto the town. The hosts were very accommodating and were there whenever we needed advice on where to go etc.
We headed out for an early breakfast and it was honestly the first time I’ve had cheese in an omelette and I’ve been obsessed ever since!! It’s sooooo good! Anyway after that we walked around split and saw the palace and worked out our plan for the next nine days. We visited the bus station and the ferry port to book tickets for different islands and a bus trip to krka national park.
It was a chilled day followed by an okay dinner in one of the many similar restaurants in the palace walls. We really wanted a good dinner as we knew Croatia must have more to offer!
The following nights we got better food and even found an amazing sushi restaurant! We ate so much but it was so good!
One of the days we spent around split we went a walk to the park at the top of the town. The walk was tiring because it was so warm and pretty hilly so a cycle may have been a bit better! The park was full of little private areas where you could get out to the sea without the busyness of the towns beaches. The waters were so clear here and it had a little cafe at the top as well to sit and have a well deserved beer!
Bacvice beach is one of the main beaches in split so we spent a day here as well. We sat round to the side as the main beach was very busy so we found a spot with table service and access to the sea. It was good but a lot busier than the other days we had in split.
Split was relatively quiet at night with only a few bars playing loud music. We may not have found the lively area if there is one but from what we saw it was quite chilled with nice cocktail bars.
The supermarkets are very cheap and the restaurants are reasonably priced. The most money we spent was on transport for visiting other destinations. It was relatively close to the airport but we got our own transport to split so not sure how reasonable the transport is but I know they run a bus from the airport to the town centre.
There will be separate blogs for the places we visited from split so please take a look!
Okay so a few weekends ago my friends came down to visit and we spent a day in London. I’ve been to London before a few times but some of the others hadn’t so we made our way round as tourists for the day!
after getting the train from Leamington we jumped on the underground and went straight to Camden Lock to grab some lunch in the markets! We all went in different directions to try out different food and the nicest looking one was definitely the loaded fries!
Sorry about the photo quality had to screenshot from a video! But how amazing do they look?!
After filling our bellies we continued on to Buckingham Palace. We stopped off and took some snaps and chilled out on the stairs for a while. It was really busy so we walked on towards Westminster along the edge of the park which was so nice to see such a beautiful park right in the centre of busy London!
We reached Big Ben and Westminster and went on to see the London eye. So many tourist spots in the one area so Westminster bridge was really busy!
We went down and booked in for the London dungeons but had a bit of a wait so we walked along the riverside and came across an area called the underbelly festival which was amazing! We went in not really knowing what to expect and were met with a garden with massive flowers, picnic benches and food and drink stalls. We grabbed a drink and chilled in the sun playing cards for a while it was great!
We went to the dungeons and had the best time it was such a laugh and we all got a fright at one point (or more!) which made it hilarious for everyone else!
After the dungeons our day was pretty much done. We walked up to Trafalgar Square and sat by the fountains for a while to chat about where to go for dinner. We decided on prezzo as they have so many options and a fab range of gluten free as well! After dinner it was home time so time to head for the train and get ourselves back to Leamington.
We definitely managed to cram a lot in to our day but you would ideally need at least two days to get round everything! We all got home and fell asleep pretty soon after which was well deserved after the amount of walking we done! I might have had sore feet at the end of the day but I’ll definitely be back!
Leamington spa is such a lovely town and is so well looked after. There is so much to see here just by walking about. The parks are absolutely beautiful and I took this photo below in the Jephson Gardens.
I love the days I can spend walking about leamington and taking photos.
There are so many different restaurants and cafes about as well as pubs. There is a great coffee shop called Spa Town Coffee which does the most amazing coffee I’ve ever had and they’re so good at latte art as you can see from this photo!
There is also a great place that sells bagels called The Steamhouee which has the most amazing combinations on bagels.
Theres also a few touristy places including the old pump rooms which has lovely stained glass windows inside.